About me

I am a Muslim Pakistani-American. I do this work because I believe all individuals are of value and deserving of unconditional care and support.

I help trauma survivors embody love and creative expression.

I am a holistic, social justice-oriented, mindfulness based, and compassion-focused therapist who utilizes somatic and expressive art practices.

I am trained in EMDR and Ketamine Assisted Therapy.

My passion is in serving individuals who are seeking to cultivate inner peace, build self-trust, nourish meaningful connections, and create joy in their lives.

My intention is to create a warm and supportive space where we can explore your inner world and deepen your self-awareness with curiosity and compassion.

Areas of Focus

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Spiritual Exploration
  • Family & Relational Trauma
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Stress, & Burnout
  • Children of Immigrants
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

 

My Approach

Person-Centered:   I believe you are the expert of your own experience – filled with innate wisdom,  strengths, and gifts.

Compassion- focused: I will encourage you to speak your needs and boundaries,  and work with you  at the pace that is right for you.

Relational: I believe our ability to relate to and connect to ourself and  one another is key to healing.

Let’s Explore

Mindfulness (heartfulness)-  how to be fully in the present moment with compassion and non judgement

Identify, communicate, and express what you feel – carry your emotions rather than be carried by them

Unlearning old ways of thinking & creating new ways of being – replacing negative thought patterns with self-affirming  & kind beliefs

Knowing your core beliefs and values – knowing what brings you joy

Healing intergenerational and family trauma – moving away from fear, worry codependency, and  shame and  towards knowing your self-worth, healthy interdependence and caring relationships, & moving away from from isolation and loneliness and towards  belonging and community

Unlearning internalized oppression – exploring your identities and culture

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: AMFT #127744

License State/Territory: California

Insurance Plans: While I do not accept insurance, I can provide you with a Superbill for reimbursement from your insurance provider or HSA account.

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Session Types
Online